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Your CD is “not my cup of tea.” That’s OK! Indie Music Insight

Recently, a blues “purist” who I like and respect said (apologetically) about our debut CD release “Prosperity Street”:
“It’s just not my cup of tea.”

Great! It’s honest, and that’s cool.
Creative projects such as music, painting, film, photography, sculpture, etcetera are best, in my opinion, when they are true to themselves. That’s all I tried to do with the record and feel its an accurate representation, musically, of who I am.

Read on and check out the MUSIC, maybe it’s your “cup of tea”!>>> Read more…

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Video Grooves from the corner of “Prosperity Street”: Trace Relations Music

New track added! “Tell Me What’s the Reason” by Trace Relations with special guest, Dallas’ blues maestro Hash Brown Calway.

This Youtube playlist streams four music videos from the debut release “Prosperity Street” from Trace Relations Band. A smokin’ Dallas based rhythm section combines with soulful guitar from San Antonio, ending up in Texas Blues, and Americana groove territory. Vocalist Tracy Ready funnels 20+ years of bouncing between these two iconic Texas cities, personally and musically into an eclectic debut release, guaranteed to improve your mood.

Click “play” arrow here to see all 4 videos, back to back, with a :10 second introduction. Read more…

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Twitter vs Facebook Tops the List: Social Freelancer Top 5 Posts of 2012

Happy New Year! Cheers to you for being supportive of my writing journey on this blog.

Happy New Year! Only up from here... Photo by: Trace

Happy New Year! Only up from here… Photo by: Trace


Google Analytics is a wonderful thing for a writer. I love having this tool on the blog. Analytics shows me what posts are getting the most traffic, and geographic data about where the visitors are coming from.
Reaching the globe, 1 post at a time...

Reaching the globe, 1 post at a time…


A common thread in the year end results reveals a few things for me:
1. People struggle with differences in Twitter and Facebook and in understanding how they can be used in achieving business goals.
2. I am not alone in my struggles as a self employed individual trying to pursue artistic and creative projects while maintaining a business to keep the bills paid.
3. When I connect well with my own personal frustrations and am able to transform my own experiences into constructive posts, readers respond in greater numbers.
READ THE TOP 5>>> Read more…

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Indie Music, Texas Groove: Trace Relations Releases “Prosperity Street”

TRACE RELATIONS RELEASES DEBUT CD WITH SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDING AUGIE MEYERS AND SHAWN SAHM OF TEXAS TORNADOS AND DALLAS’ BLUES MASTER HASH BROWN

TRACE RELATIONS is just that, all of vocalist Tracy Ready’s musical relations. ‘PROSPERITY STREET’ is a unique listening experience encompassing Rock, Blues, Jazz and Americana styles. It’s twelve tracks of Texas groove guaranteed to improve your mood, produced by Sal Salvador and Tracy Ready.

Why Wait? Get on down to ‘PROSPERITY STREET’ > Full CD available NOW HERE > TRACERELATIONS.COM/MUSIC ! SUPPORT INDIE MUSIC! GROOVE ON…

READ the Press Release >>> Read more…

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Remembering Texas Musician Extraordinaire: Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown

Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown was born April 18, 1924 in Vinton, Louisiana and died September 10, 2005 in Orange, Texas. While known primarily as a “bluesman”, he hated such titles. He was a master musician who defied being pigeonholed in any genre. His live shows ranged the gamut of American music. Jazz, rock, blues, cajun and bluegrass came soaring out of this man, who kept grinning through it all.

“I play American and World music, Texas style.”
- Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown

>>READ ON >> Check out three great videos from Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown >> Read more…

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